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Neeraj Thakur

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Why Government Spending Is Failing To Fuel Consumption In India

Why Government Spending Is Failing To Fuel Consumption In India

Jan 15, 2022 Neeraj Thakur

Can India grow at 9.2% in FY22 when global recovery is likely to be muted? The government estimate on GDP...

Making Sense Of Losses: Selling Air India To Buy Stake In Vodafone Idea And Tata Teleservices

Making Sense Of Losses: Selling Air India To Buy Stake In Vodafone Idea And Tata Teleservices

Jan 12, 2022 Neeraj Thakur

After the conversion of AGR dues, the Centre will have 35.8 per cent stake in Vodafone Idea, while its...

Hybrid, EV Auto Lobbies Competing To Get Modi On Their Side

Hybrid, EV Auto Lobbies Competing To Get Modi On Their Side

Dec 10, 2021 Neeraj Thakur

EVs reduce energy consumption by 75 per cent over Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) while HEVs reduce energy...

Can Indian Auto Industry Overcome The Challenge Of Chip Shortage?

Can Indian Auto Industry Overcome The Challenge Of Chip Shortage?

Dec 08, 2021 Neeraj Thakur

Chip shortage in the international market has had a bearing on the sales and revenue of car companies that...

A Third Wave? Impact Of Omicron On Modi And The Indian Economy In Poll Season

A Third Wave? Impact Of Omicron On Modi And The Indian Economy In Poll Season

Dec 03, 2021 Neeraj Thakur

The spread of the Omicron coronavirus variant could lead to the US Fed being forced to delay the tapering of...

Short, Mid-Term Demand Will Be Hit If There Is A Third Wave, Says ASSOCHAM Head

Short, Mid-Term Demand Will Be Hit If There Is A Third Wave, Says ASSOCHAM Head

Dec 02, 2021 Neeraj Thakur

The containment management systems and the vaccination programme have reduced the risk factor quite...

How Parag Agrawal Obsessively Focused On Controlling Hate Speech As Twitter CTO

How Parag Agrawal Obsessively Focused On Controlling Hate Speech As Twitter CTO

Nov 30, 2021 Neeraj Thakur

After taking over as CTO of Twitter, Parag Agrawal’s main focus was on using AI and ML to identify hate...

Ban On Crypto: Whose Interest Is The Government Trying To Protect?

Ban On Crypto: Whose Interest Is The Government Trying To Protect?

Nov 25, 2021 Neeraj Thakur

On November 13, PM Modi had chaired a meeting to discuss the future of cryptocurrencies, with most news...

Farm Laws Repealed: Reforms Without Consulting Opposition And Civil Society Only Harm Private Sector

Farm Laws Repealed: Reforms Without Consulting Opposition And Civil Society Only Harm Private Sector

Nov 19, 2021 Neeraj Thakur

A strong Centre can stealthily implement any policy, as it can easily pick 50% requisite support from BJP...

Will Walmart’s Centralised Approach To Manage Myntra Kill The Golden Goose?

Will Walmart’s Centralised Approach To Manage Myntra Kill The Golden Goose?

Nov 16, 2021 Neeraj Thakur

Every two years, Myntra has seen high-profile exits. Will the frequent churn among the top leadership at...

New Bidding Rules For Govt Projects, But Will They Improve Execution?

New Bidding Rules For Govt Projects, But Will They Improve Execution?

Nov 13, 2021 Neeraj Thakur

The department of expenditure’s public procurement division’s new guidelines allow all non-standard works...

5 Years Of Demonetisation: Did We Actually Need It to Formalise Indian Economy?

5 Years Of Demonetisation: Did We Actually Need It to Formalise Indian Economy?

Nov 08, 2021 Neeraj Thakur

Even after five years of demonetisation that aimed to promote digital economy, Indians still love to deal in...

Aviation Services Provider Bird Group Issued Notice By Delhi Court In Case Of IPR Theft

Aviation Services Provider Bird Group Issued Notice By Delhi Court In Case Of IPR Theft

Nov 03, 2021 Neeraj Thakur

Both the companies, DIAL and Bird Group, have been accused by Mark Martin, chief executive officer of...

From Coal To Renewables: India’s Energy Security Under Scanner

From Coal To Renewables: India’s Energy Security Under Scanner

Nov 02, 2021 Neeraj Thakur

As PM Narendra Modi commits to net-zero by 2070 at the UN COP26, how does it pan out for India’s energy...

Has Modinomics Turned The Corner And Formalised 80% Of Indian Economy?

Has Modinomics Turned The Corner And Formalised 80% Of Indian Economy?

Oct 30, 2021 Neeraj Thakur

Formalisation of the Indian economy has been a stated aim of the Narendra Modi government. And a SBI Research...

One Billion Covid Vaccinations: Are Other Countries Doing Better Than India?

One Billion Covid Vaccinations: Are Other Countries Doing Better Than India?

Oct 28, 2021 Neeraj Thakur

While BJP government is celebrating the occasion, the opposition is calling it the govt’s failure as just...

Why Vinod Rai’s Apology To Sanjay Nirupam Is A Let Down For Reputation Of CAG

Why Vinod Rai’s Apology To Sanjay Nirupam Is A Let Down For Reputation Of CAG

Oct 28, 2021 Neeraj Thakur

Rai’s apology comes in a matter where he had accused Nirupam of pressurizing him to keep the then Prime...

With Airtel, Vodafone Opting For AGR Moratorium, Can Govt Expect A Windfall In 5G Spectrum Auction?

With Airtel, Vodafone Opting For AGR Moratorium, Can Govt Expect A Windfall In 5G Spectrum Auction?

Oct 26, 2021 Neeraj Thakur

Both Airtel and Vodafone Idea had shown reluctance towards the idea of participating in 5G spectrum auctions,...

How Coal Shortage In India Threatens To Blackout The Lives Of India’s Poorest

How Coal Shortage In India Threatens To Blackout The Lives Of India’s Poorest

Oct 21, 2021 Neeraj Thakur

In October, a total of 14 thermal power plants had to be shut in UP. These power plants accounted for 4,520...

Not A Market For Everyone

Not A Market For Everyone

Oct 15, 2021 Neeraj Thakur

Ford’s India exit has brought back the focus on similar exits made by several global auto giants in the...